A77 Symington and Bogend Toll

The project formed part of a £36.7 million investment on the A77 and A75  at Dunragit and Hardgrove. It was scheduled for completion during summer 2014 but the contractor was able to open the project in phases. The road fully opened to traffic by the end of spring 2014, delivering early benefits to road users.

The project involved constructing two new flyover bridges, one at Symington and  the other at Bogend Toll, to provide road users with safer access to and from the A77. The works also included new footways and cycleways, a new link road to Whitelees and improved junctions and accesses.

The previous at-grade junctions used gaps in the central reservation for right turning vehicles and had been the site of a number of serious and fatal accidents. These gaps are no longer required and have been closed.

Project benefits

  • Safer access to and from the A77 for road users
  • Minimising delays for through traffic and traffic joining and leaving the A77
  • Improves connectivity and making Scotland a more attractive option for business, leisure and tourism
  • Improves access to key ports

Impact on travel

The speed limit on the A77 between Symington and Bogend Toll will remain at 50mph following the completion of the works. Post scheme monitoring and review of the A77  through this section will be carried out by Transport Scotland who will then consider whether or not a change to the speed limit is required.
If a change is deemed necessary Transport Scotland will carry out a consultation with Police Scotland and other statutory authorities. Members of the public will also be consulted and have the opportunity to comment on any change to the speed limit prior to implementation.


These details are available from the programme document

Road Orders

Side Road Orders

Redetermination Orders

CPO Orders

Environmental impact

The Environmental Impact Assessment process will identify the adverse environmental effects of this project.

These will be mitigated as the design develops through the assessment process.  The Environmental Statement, Addendum, Appendices and Non-Technical Summary Addendum are available to view below.

Environmental Statement Notice

Non-Technical Summary

Front Cover

Main Report



Environmental Statement Addendum

Environmental Statement Addendum Notice

Non-Technical Summary Addendum

Front Cover

Environmental Statement Addendum


Maintaining safety on the A77

The A77 Safety Group was established in 2004 to help deliver a positive change in driving behaviour and improve road safety on the route.  

The A77 connects Ayrshire and the central belt, and is strategically important, serving not only commuters and communities along the route, but also the freight and tourism traffic from the ferry ports at Loch Ryan and Troon, and the International Airport at Prestwick.